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Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2014 02:26:34 +0100
From: John Spencer <>
Subject: Re: Busybox awk errors

Rich Felker wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 05, 2014 at 04:10:28PM -0500, stephen Turner wrote:
>> Quick question for those using a busybox based musl system,
>> I can cross compile musl programs fine on my host debian system (using a
>> dynamically linked gcc/binutils/musl toolchain (thanks for all the help
>> getting that working!)) but the build environment i'm making (which could
>> very well be broke as hell) Partially compiles gcc then errors out
>> complaining about
>> "awk -f /blah/blah/i386-builtin-types.awk /blah/blah/i386-builtin-types.def
>> "awk /blah/blah/i386-builtin-types.awk:164 call to undefined function"
>> "t-i386: recipe for target s-i386-bt failed"
>> The biggest difference obviously is the use of gnu programs on debian vs
>> the busybox system that's failing.
>> Has anyone working with similar setups seen this issue before? I guess I
>> could just install gawk and try again to prove if its the busybox awk or
>> not.....
> I think this particular failure was a bug in busybox that was fixed
> more than a year ago. But if you have further problems and it's

yep. sabotage has a patch for it in KEEP/ (i believe it was 
busybox-awk-emptyfun.patch), and in the latest busybox version it's 
fixed as well.


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